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July 27, 2013

Michael asks…

Moving and want a rental agent to show me properties?

I will be moving to Evanston Illinois and I want to know of a good rental agent to show me apartments that are for rent in Evanston. This is the first time I will be going through a third party to find an apartment, so am not very familiar on where to look.

I am not moving because of a job, so I will not be able to get help with that. I did a Google search and have come up with only one, but I would like some more.

Thanks!

Administrator answers:

Then look for All real estate offices in that area. There must be at least 5

Laura asks…

In Chicago Illinois, does the landlord have the right to not return a security deposit?

I didn’t get the return of security deposit in writing from my landlord. My apartment is in great condition and all months of rent are paid up, is there a way she can get out of returning my deposit to me?

Administrator answers:

Yes…only with a Probable cause such as damage to property, no or short rental payment that is equal to rations of one month

Donald asks…

In Chicago Illinois does the landlord have the right to not return a security deposit?

I didn’t get the return of security deposit in writing from my landlord. My apartment is in great condition and all months of rent are paid up, is there a way she can get out of returning my deposit to me?

Administrator answers:

Sure. READ your lease. However she’s required to notify you in writing of all deductions, itemizing, within 30 days of end of lease.

Did you do walk-through with LL when returning the keys? Always a good idea.

George asks…

What do i have to know when looking online to rent an apartment?

I’m look at this place to rent an apartment and i want to know how much total it’s going to cost me a month including all the heat nd bills for other stuff…im completly new to this it’s my first time renting online but this is the place i wanna move to: http://realestate.yahoo.com/New_Jersey/Clifton/147-cambridge-ct:59d57fac597c37f2508ee7e846a2d85

Administrator answers:

It use to be that you could call the gas and power company and get a “history of usage” on the exact place you were looking at moving into. This infomration would give you an idea of how much your average utilites would cost. Now, because of confidentiality, they don’t release that information anymore (a shame) in Illinois, but maybe they still do in your area.

If not, you should be able to call your potential landlord and get that information. Make sure to ask the landlord if they include any utilites in rent: such as water. Sometimes they do.

Good luck

Betty asks…

How long does it usually take to be accepted for section 8 in illinois?

does it go by family size or what type of place u want or age? i’m 18 bf is 21 & we want a one bdrm apartment.

Administrator answers:

It takes a couple of years. You will never get one though. They give them to seniors first, then the disabled, then working families with children. There would have to be none of the above needing a voucher before you got one. That will not happen. You are the BF will have to pay 100% of your own rent.

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